Monday, December 9, 2013

Peter Knegt's Take/L.A. Critics/New York Online/Boston Society/

Good Monday Everyone!

I'm continuing to look at how the Oscar nominations may shake out for TFF #40 films through the individual predictions of some of the Oscar experts that I use to calibrate The Film Awards Clearinghouse standings. Today I am looking at the predictions of IndieWire's Peter Knegt.  Here's where he is:

12 Years a Slave: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Production Design, Costume, Score, Makeup/Hair.  Total-12

Gravity: Best Picture, Director, Actress, Cinematography, Film Editing, Score, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing.  Total-9

Nebraska: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay.  Total-5

Inside Llewyn Davis: Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume. Total-5

All is Lost: Best Actor, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing.  Total-3.

Single nominations for:

Gloria: Best Foreign Film
The Past: Best Foreign Film
Tim's Vermeer: Best Doc
The Wind Rises": Best Animated Feature
Prisoners: Cinematography

TOTAL TFF #40 nominations: 39

Also 4 nominations for TFF #39 Films:

The Hunt and Wadjda for Best Foreign Film
The Act of Killing and Stories We Tell for Best Documentary


Yesterday the L.A. film critics met up to vote on their choices for the best of 2013.  There was an occasional surprise here and there including three ties.  Here are the results from L.A. (Telluride films in bold):

Best Picture (tie) Gravity and Her
Best Actress (tie) Cate Blanchett/Blue Jasmine and Adele Exarchopolous/Blue is the Warmest Color
Best Screenplay: Before Midnight (Runner Up; Her)
Best Actor: Bruce Dern/Nebraska (Runner Up; Chiwetel Ejiofor/12 Years a Slave)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron/Gravity (Runner Up: Spike Jonze/Her)
Best Foreign Language Film: Blue is the Warmest Color (Runner Up: The Great Beauty)
Best Documentary: Stories We Tell (Runner Up: The Act of Killing)
Best Score: Inside Llewyn Davis (Runner Up: Her)
Best Animated Feature: Ernest and Celestine (Runner Up: The Wind Rises)
Best Supporting Actor: (tie): James Franco/Spring Breakers and Jared Leto/Dallas Buyers Club
Cinematography: Gravity (Runner Up: Inside Llewyn Davis)
Best Ediitng: Gravity (Runner Up: Upstream Color)
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o/12 Years a Slave (Runner Up: June Sqibb/Nebraska)
Best Production Design : Her (Runner Up: Inside Llewyn Davis)
Telluride #40 films named in 9 of 14 categories.  TFF #39 film also named Best Doc.  TFF #40 films also runners-up in 5 categories.


Additionally, New York's Online Critics and Boston's Society of Film Critics organization also announced their winners yesterday.  As usual, Telluride films are bolded for your reading enjoyment.

From The Boston Society of Film Critics:

Best Picture:
12 Years a Slave
Best Foreign Language Film:
Best Director:
Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor:
Chiwetel Ejiofior for 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: 
Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: 
James Gandolfini for Enough Said
Best Supporting Actress:
June Squibb for Nebraska
Best Ensemble Cast:
Best Screenplay:
Nicole Holofcener for Enough Said
Best Documentary: 
The Act of Killing
Best New Filmmaker:
Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station
Best Animated Film:
The Wind Rises
Best Cinematography: 
Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Best Editing:
Rush (Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill)
Best Use of Music in a Film:
Inside Llewyn Davis
TFF #40 films with 8 of the BSFC 15 awards with TFF #39 acounting for 2 others.

The winners of the 2013 New York Film Critics Online Awards are:
Best Picture:
12 Years a Slave
Best Foreign Language Film:
Blue is the Warmest Color
Best Documentary:
The Act of Killing
Best Animated Feature:
The Wind Rises
Best Actor:
Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity
Best Debut Director:
Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station
Best Supporting Actor:
Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress:
Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave
Best Ensemble:
American Hustle
Best Breakthrough Performance:
Adele Exarchopoulos for Blue is The Warmest Color
Best Cinematography:
Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity
Best Use of Music:
Inside Llewyn Davis
 The NYFCO awards TFF #40 films 9 of their 14 with TFF #39 picking up an additional award.

Of these three groups, probably the biggest noise comes from the L.A. critics signaling a very good day fro "Gravity".  Spike Jonze's "Her" also was well represented in L.A.'s announcement. "12 Years a Slave" had an "okay" day with a win for Nyong'o but much stronger showings in the NYFCO and BSFC balloting.

Totals from all three critics groups taken together:

TFF #40 Films:

12 Years-7
Blue is the Warmest-4
Inside Llewyn Davis-3
The Wind Rises-2

TFF #39 Recognized films: Act of Killing-2, Stories We Tell-1, Wadjda-1

No love for Wolf of Wall Street, Capt. Phillips or Saving Mr. Banks and only one mention  for American Hustle.

COENS AND LLEWYN talks to the Coen Brothers about "Inside Llewyn Davis":


Thompson on Hollywood posted this discussion of process with the subject of Penn and Teller's "Tim's Vermeer":

More on Thursday including Golden Globe nominations.

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